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Don 'Mo Lurch'
Don 'Mo Lurch', Infiniti Mechanic
Category: Infiniti
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Experience:  Line Mecahnic, Electronics, Sales & Service 30 years
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The keyless remote went through the washer and dryer cycle.

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the keyless remote went through the washer and dryer cycle. it does not work. i took it apart and placed in rice. tried new battery and it still does not work. is there anything else i can try or is it toast.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Infiniti
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 1 year ago.


sorry for the delay............
Greetings...... “Hi, I’m Don (aka MOLurch) and I look forward to helping you!”
Typically it is "toast"......the 50 / 50 chance of drying it hardly works, as the Electronics have likely shorted from the Battery voltage inside coupled with the water intrusion, which sets up "electrolysis".
Many Auto Parts Stores have a Free Tester to see if the Transmitter is even sending a signal, but it is doubtful it is.
Even if you were to dry it out & it works, later it will fail from corrosion Internally.
You can find used & new On-Line, E-Bay, etc usually for less than Dealer.
It is best to have Dealer Program via Consult Scan Tool.
IF you want to try Programming, click Attachment below

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